Smartphones with Android and iOS technology have allowed the geographical navigation as an easy operation. Before that, NASA World Wind is an application to help in location of areas and navigation, like Google Earth. These 2 programs were pioneers of the modern maps from these days. It works with other tools like the distance calculator and compass for directions. The interface has several edit functions to allow you view locations and also learn about other planets and planetary bodies.
The complexity of the Earth has made software developers to design a comprehensive tool that gives information about the Earth.
NASA World Wind is detailed in its search results and has several edit options like zoom, copy, edit, add, delete,tilt, rotate and pan among others. Once a location is found it gives other details like the flag, the capital city and lots of information.
To find exact locations, the application uses a distance calculator and the compass to give exact location in terms of longitudes and latitudes. Advanced configuration settings help in giving landmarks ideal for tourists and visitors. Planetary bodies can be viewed in a 3D dimension.
The main disadvantage of the software is that it is large in size hence occupy a large hard disk space slowing down the computer.
NASA World Wind is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in miscellaneous category and is available to all software users as a free download.